Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Steel/archive1

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My only contact with this article was to consult it earlier this week, before the MySQL meltdown. It not only answered all of my questions, it sounded authoritative. May we consider it worthy? -- llywrch 04:40, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Support — a great article and worthy of featured status. I have two small requests: could we have some examples of sky metal in at least two languages, and could someone check the source for the word pulad, it doesn't look like Arabic to me. Gareth Hughes 10:48, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Object. no external links, references and only one see also - not very usefully if you want furture information. CGorman 15:02, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Object. No references. Can people please, please read either step one above or the criteria before nominating! - Taxman 21:22, Mar 18, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support unreservedly. This is far, far superior to many existing featured articles in depth of content, in clarity, in ease of reading, and in writing at an appropriate level for the reasonably intelligent reader who doesn't know much about the topic yet (which is exactly the sort of person who consults an encyclopedia article). Please, please, don't buggerise it about with ill-considered micro-management-style edits in order to make it fit into some preconcieved template. Apply Rule One: when it ain't broke, don't fix it. It is excellent as-is. Just leave it alone. Tannin 10:36, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Object - I'm afraid that it IS broke. Not having references means that it simply does not meet all the criteria expected of a featured article. Fawcett5 14:54, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Object ditto on the lack of references. I was also surprised that it seemed more about the history and evolution of the steel industry and tells little about recent history, currents statistics uses, future development potential, etc. I like the thoroughness of what is there, although without references, its flawed, but we need more content if the subject is to be as broad as simply "steel". Vaoverland 06:16, Mar 21, 2005 (UTC)